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Hazard Boardwalks on the Portuguese Coast

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LesBrass

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I am not sure this is really a hazard but I used the tag to draw attention to works on the boardwalks.

If you are following the coast from Porto you will find sections of the trail on the boardwalks are closed. My guess is that this is evolving and changing as works progress.

If you find a section closed very often, in sight, there is another option ( a path or pavement beside the road). The option will bring you back to the boardwalks.

We found that if we looked ahead we'd invariably see locals walking ahead and that gave us a good indicator of what was open.

It's a bit of an inconvenience but not a problem... we're just posting so that folks walking now from Porto don't worry... it all works out OK in the end.
 
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Better they do the repairs off-season than during the the peak tourist season, Florida hasn't yet discovered that simple formula for not pissing off vacationers.
 
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Better they do the repairs off-season than during the the peak tourist season, Florida hasn't yet discovered that simple formula for not pissing off vacationers.
Does Florida even have an "off-season" to use? Between the snowbirds and the summer, I expect they're busy almost all the time.
 

biarritzdon

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Does Florida even have an "off-season" to use? Between the snowbirds and the summer, I expect they're busy almost all the time.
Touche, I live in Naples so we only see our population triple+ in the winter; however that is changing as people are dropping vacations in Texas and California. We have lost a major amount of our annual tourists from Europe but with the recent promise of opening travel restriction many of my freind from Germany are reserving flights in November and December.
Beach re-nourishment here has been a perennial problem. The sand disappears into the Gulf during stormy season and has to pumped back up onto the beach from about a kilometer or so off shore. It is a messy operation and would turn me off from going to the beach for months at a time. Fortunaely the powers to be contract for those operation during the summer.
 

Maggie Y

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I would love to walk from Porto and thanks for giving us the heads up about the boardwalks
 
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Do the boardwalks go the entire route? I've never looked into Portugal route since my first Camino up the center which I really did not enjoy. I'm Portuguese, by the way, and we are the WORST drivers in the world, I think. It was scary walking back then.
 

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